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Woodland Creation and Peatland Restoration for Carbon Capture and Ecosystem Services

Forest Carbon leads the way in UK woodland creation for carbon capture. Through the planting of over 9.5 million new trees since 2006, our partners’ projects are removing nearly 2.5 million tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere, as well as providing a host of other benefits to society, including flood mitigation, enhanced biodiversity and increased public access.

News & Articles

Woods and Wildlife

Nov 30, 2020

One of the most heartening aspects of our work is seeing and hearing about the benefits of our partners' woodlands for local wildlife. Whether it's a landowner telling us how many woodcock they found enjoying the sanctuary of their new birchwood or discovering bird nests for ourselves when out verifying, it is all immensely gratifying.

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How to release income from Woodland Carbon

Oct 28, 2020

The Woodland Carbon Code exists to make financially unattractive woodland creation projects attractive. In doing this, it enables trees to be planted that otherwise wouldn’t be, and additional carbon sinks to be created in the UK. But how does woodland carbon improve a project’s economic prospects in practise? And how can the carbon income actually be released?

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Natural regeneration - The good, the bad and the scrubby

Oct 07, 2020

Woodland creation through natural regeneration offers big rewards. It preserves soil carbon stocks, promotes greater biodiversity and limits the use of plastic tree tubes. But it also poses challenges, especially from a carbon accounting perspective, that have limited its use in the past.

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Woods and Wildlife

Nov 30, 2020

One of the most heartening aspects of our work is seeing and hearing about the benefits of our partners' woodlands for local wildlife. Whether it's a landowner telling us how many woodcock they found enjoying the sanctuary of their new birchwood or discovering bird nests for ourselves when out verifying, it is all immensely gratifying.

Read More

How to release income from Woodland Carbon

Oct 28, 2020

The Woodland Carbon Code exists to make financially unattractive woodland creation projects attractive. In doing this, it enables trees to be planted that otherwise wouldn’t be, and additional carbon sinks to be created in the UK. But how does woodland carbon improve a project’s economic prospects in practise? And how can the carbon income actually be released?

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Where our
projects are

Forest Carbon leads the way in developing woodland creation and peatland restoration projects for carbon capture and ecosystem services. Through the planting of over 9.5 million new trees in 200+ new woodlands in the UK since 2006 our partners’ projects are removing over 2.000,000 tonnes of CO2 from the global atmosphere, as well as providing a host of other benefits to society, including flood mitigation, river improvement and public access.

The quality of our schemes is assured by the UK government’s Woodland Carbon Code and the IUCN's Peatland Code, both of which certify our projects in important areas like biodiversity, ‘additionality’, risk management and carbon capture measurement.

Compensating for your unavoidable environmental impact by helping to create a new woodland or restore a degraded peatland is rewarding in many ways. Check out our project location map to see what we've done in different parts of the UK.

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